Monte Velho Red Blend

Monte Velho

Herdade do Esporão

2014

Monte Velho

Portugal

40% Aragon
35% Trincadeira
20% Touriga Nacional
35% Syrah

Launched for the first time in 1992, its name comes from the monte located next to the Caridade reservoir, at Herdade do Esporão. At the time, the wine boasted the same origin and philosophy as Esporão Reserva but was created to reach more people and make daily wine consumption an experience.

Produced according to the region’s winegrowing tradition, the variety of grapes and vinification techniques demonstrate the character of the region from whence it comes: rich aromas, a smooth palate and an excellent gastronomic bent.

Made with grapes from throughout the region, it is the result of partnerships lasting over 15 years with suppliers from the different sub-regions, who use the same integrated production system as Esporão. These sustainable practices, which preclude the use of pesticides and herbicides, are crucial to soil quality and fertility, which provide the vineyard with natural protection that influences the quality of the wines.

Ever faithful to its roots, Monte Velho is the Alentejo in a glass, coming to represent a benchmark of the region in Portugal and the world over the years.

COLOUR

Clear bright ruby red.

PALATE

Intense and well balanced, good fruit density and well structured tannins.

exemplary coffee on the nose. ripe red berry fruits (cherry with subtle raspberry)
complex and subtle
fresh and elegant with good balance and structure

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